Setting Up a New Music Stand Account

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Welcome to Music Stand! Once you've enabled the app, we'll help you set up your Music Stand account by showing you how to open a plan, make and share notes on chord charts, sync page turns, and use Music Stand on the web if you don't have a mobile device.

Download Music Stand from the App Store and sign in using your Services login.

Login Screen

The mobile app requires iOS 9.3 and up.

The Music Stand app sidebar is similar to the Services app, which shows your schedule and all plans. Tap a plan from My Schedule or find a plan by looking through the folders under Plans.


When you select a plan, you can view the order of service, make notes on music and share them, and sync page turns with other devices.

Follow the Order of Service

The plan is laid out as it's shown in Services.

By default, Music Stand is set to dark mode. You can change it to the light mode by tapping the sun icon in the upper right corner.

Plan Order of Service
  1. Items with attached PDF files show a dropdown.
  2. The Item Description is shown on the item, below any attached PDF files.
  3. Depending on your Services permissions, you could add to the plan.

Tap an item to view the chord chart then swipe, tap, or use a foot pedal to go to the next chord chart.

Share Notes with Team Members

Once you've opened on of the PDF files, tap the screen once to open the toolbar. Loop a section on the attached track, utilize the metronome, or make notes on the file.

Open Toolbar

Tap the pencil to make note with annotations tools.

Use Annotations Toolbar

Write notes, highlight sections, erase notes, or type using the tools.

Choose Done to save your notes or Clear All to remove them completely.

A teammate can choose to view your annotations and even combine yours with theirs by tapping My Annotations in the center.

View Others' Annotations

From the popup, choose whose annotations you'd like to view.


Sessions allow team members to sync page turns with one person in control of changing the pages.

From the sidebar, select the Sessions tab, where you can start a session or connect to one already started by a team member.

Session Options in Sidebar
Start a New Session

When you start a session, you'll see a green Music Stand header as well as a list of those who have joined your session.

The green header is shown on the device of the person controlling the page turns.

View Connections

Close the session at any time.

Connect to a Session

To join a session instead of starting one, tap Connect to a Session then choose the session available.

Connect to a Session

When you connect to a session, your Music Stand header turns red, and you'll see the same pages as the device in control.

Connected to a Session

Disconnect from the session at any time.

Music Stand on the Web

If you don't have a mobile device but still want to use Music Stand, hover over rehearse in any plan and choose Music Stand to launch Web Music Stand.

Plan page

Music Stand will load and open the first available chord chart in the plan.

Web Music Stand page

Use the toolbar at the bottom to return to the plan, go to the next song, make notes, or adjust settings.

The down arrow icon hides the toolbar, so you can see the whole screen.

Once you've familiarized yourself with that flow, you're ready for your first rehearsal! Email other team members notifying them of Music Stand!

Get Help & Support

If you need any help as you're getting set up, we are here to help you!

From the sidebar, tap Help.

Help Box

When you tap that, you'll see this menu:

help page
  1. View a list of helpful articles or updates based on Music Stand iOS.
  2. Email our Support Team or view existing emails you've sent.
  3. Leave a review of how much you love the app, so others find it and can love it, too!
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